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nelson mandela at the age of 95. our coverage continues with the ed show. >> good evening, americans and welcome to the ed show tonight. we start with tragic breaking news. former south african president nelson mandela died at the age of 95. mandela, a remarkable life dedicated his to fighting for civil rights in south africa. mandela lived long enough to see a multiracial democratic south africa. he called it the rainbow nation. the grief over his death crossed racial lines ha he devoted his to erasing. a young man at the age of 25, he joined the african national congress in 1956. mandela was arrested with 155 other political activists and was changed with high treason. the treason trial lasted 4 1/2 years. the charges against him were ultimately dropped. mandela used a false identity to evade the government and traveled to europe and other countries in africa to built support for the anc and study guerilla warfare. when he returned to south africa in 1962, mandela was arrested and sentenced to years in prison. during his sentence, the government charmed mandela and other anc leader
. quickly, dr. michael eric dyson, i want to ask you about nelson oh mandela. the story that i opened up with tonight was the striking workers yesterday in 130 cities. would nelson mandela have been out with those workers? >> absolutely. this was a man who to the chagrin of many people, even refused to renounce, you know, the taking up of arms against, you f know, the incredible inequality going on there, even though he counselled peace and progressive. he would have been out there with our workers, because he understood the workers are the backbone of any society. if we can't treat them with respect and dignity and grace, then the society itself is built upon a lie. and will not last long. >> michael eric dyson, great to have you on "the ed show." have a great weekend. appreciate your time. thank you. >>> coming up, the opportunity gap. it's widening. the numbers show it. and republicans seem to be pushing more americans over the edge with their policies. >>> plus, the georgia insurance commissioner makes a wrong turn in his obama care analogy, and lands in tonight's pretender
nelson mandela. but instead of celebrating the man, many republicans focused their attention on something else. this hand shake between president obama and cuban president raul castro set the right wing off. senator john mccain led the charge. >> should he not have done it? >> of course not. why should you shake hands with somebody who's keeping americans in prison? i mean, what's the point?
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